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  • Vehicle Fire with Exposure This afternoon just as the NCC Fireboard was preparing to dispatch Aetna to a vehicle fire at 1586 Whittaker Road, Fire Police 10-9B (Wilson) arrived on scene and reported a vehicle fire with exposure to a shed.  A full structural response was dispatched adding mutual aid.  Chief 9-8 arrived on scene shortly after establishing command and advised a vehicle fire with extension to an approx. 40' by 40' shed.  Engine 7-4 arrived on scene laying a 3" supply line down the driveway and advanced a handline.  9-3 arrived and supplied 7-4.  The fire was quickly extinguished preventing any serious damage to the building.  The scene was turned over to the Delaware State Fire Marshal's ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2014, 4:21 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Newark Halloween Parade Aetna members participated in Newark's annual Halloween Parade today.  Chief 9-8 (Schall) leading Ladder 9, Engines 7-4, 8-2, 9-3, 10-5, and Rescue 8.  Photo courtesy of The News Journal/Kyle Grantham
    Posted Oct 26, 2014, 7:19 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Entrapment at the Deer Park n 10/22/2014 at 2156 hours, Aetna units as well as NCCEMS Medic 3 and an ALS supervisor were dispatched to the area of the Deer Park Tavern (108 West Main Street) for an MVC with entrapment.  Units arrived to find 2 priority trauma patients, 7-8B (Fox) had command and requested a 2nd medic unit bringing Medic 6 to the scene.  Both patients were extricated and transported to Christiana Hospital.  See the below press release from the Newark Police Department for further details.  Photos courtesy of Aetna Photographer Dave Wilson.SUBJECT: WEST MAIN STREET WRONG WAY COLLISION The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit is currently investigating a serious motor vehicle collision which occurred on the 100 Block of ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:31 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Fire at University of Delaware At 1141 today Aetna along with mutual aid departments were alerted to a building fire with the possible involvement of hazardous materials.  First arriving units were given information from the University of Delaware Police as to which lab had the fire.  Crews extinguished a small machine fire in a lab.  The lab was labeled with chemical and radiological warnings so all measures were taken to protect responders and anyone involved.  Readings conducted by the crews and University Office of Environmental Health and Safety were normal.  As a precaution decontamination was performed on all firefighters that went in the building.  No injuries were reported and the scene was placed under control at 1242.  The scene has been turned over to the ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2014, 12:18 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Full Time Firefighter/EMT Employment Opportunity Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company has a long history of providing fire and EMS service to the greater Newark community.  Over our 125+ year history we have gone through many changes.  2014 will be no exception as the department realizes the need to change to serve our community.  Aetna is offering a Full-Time Firefighter/EMT position to qualified applicants.                                  There is a link under the Join Us tab for Employment.  Under that link are the job descriptions and applications for our current employment opportunities.  Select the appropriate link for the appropriate position.  Instructions and contact information is also provided. Our history also runs deep in the Volunteer Fire Service and we wish to maintain that volunteerism.  Even though ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2014, 2:10 PM by Charles Mitchell
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2014 Statistics

MonthFireEMS
Jan225710
 Feb154594
Mar192701
April158623
May186698
June151618
July202670
Aug.207680
Total1,475 5,287

MonthWorking AlarmsEntrapments
Jan32
Feb22
Mar 
Apr22
May0
June3
July  0
 Aug      0         0
 Sept      0         0
 Oct      2               3
Total17
14

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